Paper of the Week: 24th September 2019 – Finite resources come in many forms, especially carbon


This week’s blog is brought to you by: Managing Director, Dr Tim Wilson Full reference and title from the journal: International comparison of health care carbon footprints, Peter-Paul Pichler et al 2019 Environ. Res. Lett. 14 064004. Web Link to Paper: Authors conclusion: The health care sectors of the 36 countries studied were responsible for 1.6 Gt of CO2 emissions or 4.4% of the global total in 2014 (35.7 Gt). The health carbon footprints of China, the US, Japan, India and Germany were similar to the total national footprints of Canada, Italy, Greece, Finland, and Hungary respectively. In an international ranking of total national carbon footprints, the health carbon footprints of China and the US would rank [...]